I got to see Ryan and Chad today. Had some lunch and hung around BSing for an hour afterwords. Wish we could have hung out more but it was good that we were able to make getting together happen. Haven't seen both of them together since Wifey and my wedding a bit more than a year ago and I shutter to think of when the next time will be. Guess my work has its costs.
Arrived back at home base and we are close to getting out of here. Got a busy day tomorrow and then things are about wrapped up here. It has been a good vacation. Got to see everyone pretty mcuh everyone which was a miracle in and of itself. Got to set foot in Washington, Oregon and Idaho so I saw a heck of a lot of the great Pacific North West.
As to my last discussion about the Pacific North West I should probably clarify. I am not saying conclusively that in some quantuntative way the PNW is better then else where. [I am talking in a completely subjective way. If you want to look at an objective assessment of states for retreat potential Rawles did a lot of smart stuff and ranked the states here. Don't have the time or energy to discuss my thoughts on this now but I can't help noting that the PNW occupies 3 of the top 4 spots with Montana just a bit to the east occupying the other spot. ] Admittedly most of my bias is almost entirely because this is where I am from. It is home and I love it. Not saying it is right for you but it is sure right for me. You probably like your region and that is great, not knocking it. I know a few good old boys from Georgia who would probably think it is the place to be.
Asside from some driving and seeing the guys I did accomplish one big thing today. Got all of my ammo put away properly and stored for the long term. I personally store my ammo in military surplus ammo cans with good gaskets and some silica gel inside, might be a bit cautious but ammo is a big investment. For silica gel I go to the cat litter aisle and look for the crystals then check the ingredient label till I find one that is 99% silica gel. [I would be very careful using this stuff for food storage but I don't care if my ammo gets a bit of a scent.] Last time I got some window screen like stuff and string but this time I got panty hoes which did the same thing much easier and with less effort. I did the same thing a year ago but figured since I am not sure when I will get back here to replace them and had to put some in the new cans it would be easy enough to go just put new silica gel in all of them.